Fringe science is a prickly beast, and on Fringe it often presents us with a out-of-the-box case that works, but sometimes when a show strays from its grain just a little it can give you something, well, wonderful….
What FOX Says:
Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter’s otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter’s mother (guest star Orla Brady) is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything in the all-new “Peter” episode of FRINGE airing Thursday, April 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Tonight’s first of eight in row episodes of the recently renewed drama is properly named “Peter,” but the funny thing is that the man we have known as Peter Bishop does not appear. At least not in the way we are used to seeing him as played by Joshua Jackson. The hour is almost entirely set in the 1980’s following Walter, and only features some main players like Nina Sharp, and Olivia is there to set the scene of the episode.
In the winter finale, we learned that are suspicions were true and Peter was not from “this” world, however from the alternate universe that includes a blown-up White House, and standing Twin Towers. After watching this episode, I was left reeling. Catching my breath from what I witness, and I witnessed a lot. The main draw was the tremendous acting by John Noble (Walter) and the transformation he went through from old-time Walter. The look, the feel, and the emotion of his journey was just breathtaking, the story created was one of heartbreak, renewed hopes, and happiness. Orla Brady (Shark) plays Peter’s mother who gives a great performance as a woman in a very tough place.
“Peter” is my favorite episode of the series so far, and adds another layer of what Jeff Pinkner and crew are capable of creating. It is one of those hours of television I will remember for a very, very long time, and will forever be engrained in my memory. Fringe airs tonight at 9/8c on FOX.